[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Passaic 3-19-1987 as Ord. No. 978-87. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A card or document used by a person to induce the Passaic Free Public Library to lend and transfer custody of materials owned by or in custody of the Passaic Free Public Library.
- Includes a natural person, partnership, corporation, estate or trust.
- RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Such regulations and rules adopted by the Passaic Free Public Library Board of Trustees now or in the future pertaining to the borrowing or lending of library materials, the period of time for which they are lent, fines, costs and other penalties as set forth in various resolutions of said Board.
No person shall produce Use identification or use another's to reduce the Passaic Free Public Library to lend materials to him/her.
No person shall willfully or maliciously tear, deface, disfigured, damage or destroy any book, article, material or other matter of any kind which is owned by or in the primary custody of the Passaic Free Public Library.
No person shall retain or fail to return any book, article, material or any other matter borrowed from the Passaic Free Public Library more than 15 days from the date of mailing of certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding return thereof. Such notice shall be addressed to the said person at his or her last known address, which shall be the address most recently shed to the Passaic Free Public Library by the person in question. Failure of the person addressed to claim such notice shall not constitute a defense.
No person shall remove from the Passaic Free Public Library any book, article, material or other matter of any kind without first having the same charged to his/her borrower's card.
The Director of the Passaic Free Public Library or his/her representative is hereby vested with the authority to prosecute any and al persons who violate the provisions of this chapter or of any rule or regulation adopted by the Board of Library Trustees.
Each violation hereunder shall constitute a separate and distinct violation, and each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
In adopting this chapter, the City Council of the City of Passaic takes cognizance of a growing problem for all libraries and sets forth herewith its legislative intent that violators of this chapter be dealt with to a degree of severity commensurate with the extent to which they deprive others of the enjoyment of the materials they have damaged, retained or appropriated or otherwise treated contrary to the rules and regulations of the Passaic Free Public Library and standards of common courtesy and decency.
Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.